December 2018 Archives

December 28, 2018

With 2018 coming to an end, I thought it would be interesting to take look back at all DAR has accomplished this year. As I was putting together this list, it’s amazing to think that this is just what has been done on our National level, it doesn’t include all of the incredible work DAR members are doing in their states and chapters every day. DAR’s reach extends around the world. Take a look... Read More

December 24, 2018

I hope you all have been enjoying this holiday season. I am looking forward to spending Christmas with my family and I hope you all are also able to enjoy this special day with your loved ones. For those near and far who are serving our country and not able to be with their families during the holidays, we send them extra love this time of year. During this season of giving, I am so grateful... Read More

December 19, 2018

The DAR Library has been working on ramping up online resources available both from home and from on-site at DAR headquarters.

One recent achievement is the new online Library catalog! Our new catalog is now available at ... Read More

December 13, 2018

The updated versions of the Genealogical Education Program (GEP) have been released! The GEP is comprised of three courses: Course 1 – Introduction to Genealogy Research for DAR Applications; Course 2 – Applying Genealogy Research Techniques to DAR Applications; and Course 3 – Advanced... Read More

December 11, 2018

This year’s DAR Museum Christmas exhibit is centered on your favorite Christmas songs. “Songs of Christmas Past” pairs eight popular carols with a period room from the same decade that gave birth to the song. It examines the link between the two: what does the song tell us about how Christmas... Read More

December 6, 2018

The official DAR Continental Congress hotel, the Grand Hyatt Washington, has officially updated their online reservation system. We appreciate everyone’s patience, as this upgrade delayed the date the DAR was able to open the reservation process at the Grand Hyatt for 128th Continental Congress reservations. The general attendee block of rooms for Congress is set to open next week: ... Read More

December 5, 2018

I am so disappointed that we have had to cancel this evening’s DAR Christmas Open House. The Executive Officers and I were looking forward to welcoming all of you to our beautiful DAR Headquarters to celebrate the holiday season. Since today was declared a National Day of Mourning/Federal Holiday in honor of the passing of the 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, we thought... Read More

December 4, 2018

With the threat of rain and wind on the east coast, I was surprised to see clear skies and a blue ocean as the plane descended to Providence, Rhode Island for my visit to this beautiful state. I was struck by its vast 400 miles of coastline as we descended along the Narragansett Bay. However, the clear weather did not last long as the next morning ushered in a “Nor’easter.” According to the... Read More

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